Feb 1, 2008

Marketplace Money for February 2-3, 2008

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Marketplace Money for February 2-3, 2008

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Age a factor in Florida primary

Feb 1, 2008
Retirees cast half the votes in Florida's primary, but more young people are moving to the state. As John Dimsdale reports, they bring different opinions about the economy than their elders.

Tuning in to digital TV

Feb 1, 2008
Big changes are coming over the air, but more than a third of TV-owning households don't know it yet. Lisa Napoli explains everything you need to know about the digital TV transition.

Straight Story: Borrow and spend

Feb 1, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell pulls out his crystal ball and sees a return to frugality. Chris sets the story straight on the end of the "borrow and spend" economy.

Getting Personal

Feb 1, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about investing a windfall, adding TIPS to your portfolio, opening a Roth alongside a SEP and estimating your taxes.
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To inherit, you have to earn their trust

Feb 1, 2008
Trusts allow people to pass wealth on to loved ones, but a new kind of trust also lets people attach some strings to the money -- as Stacey Vanek-Smith discovered with her parents.
"You'd better listen to your mother..."
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Buzzword: Bond insurers

Feb 1, 2008
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, a little bit of intrigue with Bond... "Bond insurers."

New rules for crossing the border

Feb 1, 2008
An earlier passport requirement on flights in and out of the U.S. has been applied to land and sea travel as well. Tess gets details and options from the State Department's Cy Ferenchak.

Day in the Work Life: Bartender

Feb 1, 2008
With Fat Tuesday fast approaching, we follow some locals to Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans to experience a day in the work life of a bartender.

Living with (and paying for) diabetes

Feb 1, 2008
As the government debates health care reform, people are trying to find ways to cope. Tess revisits David Lazarus to hear how he's adapting his life and his budget to diabetes.

Avoiding hidden 401k fees

Feb 1, 2008
Next week is the final week for the public to comment on new disclosure rules designed to expose the fees that sneak thousands from your 401k. Tess talks to Matthew Hutcheson for more.